McClay to attend RCEP Ministerial

Trade Minister Todd McClay will visit China and Hong Kong for a series of trade discussions, and participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial meeting in Cebu, Philippines. While in Cebu, Mr McClay will meet bilaterally... Read More

making life easier for beneficiaries

Associate Social Development Minister Jo Goodhew is welcoming technological advances as part of the Simplification programme at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), which are making a big difference for beneficiaries. “The Government is committed... Read More

Bennett needs to front up on P fiasco

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett needs to rein in Housing NZ and sort out the mess that's been created by the organisation's misuse of methamphetamine testing procedures, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Housing... Read More

Takeovers Panel appointment announced

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced an appointment to the Takeovers Panel, the regulator of the corporate takeovers market. Nathanael Starrenburg has been appointed as a new member of the Panel for a five-year term, from... Read More

Govt. ignored advice to sell 757's

As questions mount over the Air Force's Boeing 757's being used as the Prime Minister's private jet, New Zealand First can reveal that the government ignored 2010 advice to sell them. “At $31,000 an hour to fly, the Prime Minister's... Read More

Report on marine environment welcomed

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed a report released today on the challenges facing our marine environment, jointly published by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand. Our marine environment 2016 is the first individual... Read More

Mobility Action Teams selected

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has met with providers of the second tranche of Mobility Action Teams at a workshop in Wellington. “Musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis can have a significant impact on people's health and quality of... Read More

Naval Review a 'Major Maritime Event'

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has declared the International Naval Review a Major Maritime Event. The event will take place in Auckland between November 10-22. Vessels not participating in the Naval Review will be required to stay clear of restricted... Read More

Ratepayers stuck with tourism costs

If tourism is producing massive income for New Zealand why are John Key and Bill English putting it in their “back pockets” and distributing just a few “coins” to the real earners? “That's exactly what they did this... Read More

NZ and India to strengthen relationship

Prime Minister John Key has announced that New Zealand will strengthen its political, security and economic relationship with India, following a meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. “It is important we work together... Read More

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